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How to round date to previous or next specific weekday in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2022-05-18
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Sometimes, you may need to get the previous or next specific weekday such as Sunday based on a date as left screenshot shown. Here this tutorial provides two formulas for handling this job easily in Excel.
Round date to next specific weekday
Round date to previous specific weekday

arrow blue right bubble Round date to next Specific weekday

For example, here to get the next Sunday of the dates in column A

1. Select a cell which you want to place the next Sunday date, then paste or enter below formula:

=IF(MOD(A2-1,7)>7,A2+7-MOD(A2-1,7)+7,A2+7-MOD(A2-1,7))

2. Then press Enter key to get the first next Sunday, which is displayed as a 5-digit number, then drag auto fill down to get all results.

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3. Then keep the formula cells selected, press Ctrl + 1 keys to display the Format Cells dialog, then under Number tab, select Date and choose one date type from right list as you need. Click OK.

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Now the formula results have been shown in date format.

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For getting next other weekday, please use below formulas:

Weekday Formula
Sunday =IF(MOD(A2-1,7)>7,A2+7-MOD(A2-1,7)+7,A2+7-MOD(A2-1,7))
Saturday =IF(MOD(A2-1,7)>6,A2+6-MOD(A2-1,7)+7,A2+6-MOD(A2-1,7))
Friday =IF(MOD(A2-1,7)>5,A2+5-MOD(A2-1,7)+7,A2+5-MOD(A2-1,7))
Thursday =IF(MOD(A2-1,7)>4,A2+4-MOD(A2-1,7)+7,A2+4-MOD(A2-1,7))
Wednesday =IF(MOD(A1-1,7)>3,A1+3-MOD(A1-1,7)+7,A1+3-MOD(A1-1,7))
;Tuesday =IF(MOD(A1-1,7)>2,A1+2-MOD(A1-1,7)+7,A1+2-MOD(A1-1,7))
Monday =IF(MOD(A1-1,7)>1,A1+1-MOD(A1-1,7)+7,A1+1-MOD(A1-1,7))

arrow blue right bubble Round date to previous Specific weekday

For example, here to get the previous Sunday of the dates in column A

1. Select a cell which you want to place the next Sunday date, then paste or enter below formula:

=A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)

2. Then press Enter key to get the first next Sunday, then drag auto fill down to get all results.

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If you want to change the date format, keep the formula cells selected, press Ctrl + 1 keys to display the Format Cells dialog, then under Number tab, select Date and choose one date type from right list as you need. Click OK.

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Now the formula results have been shown in date format.

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For getting previous other weekday, please use below formulas:

Weekday Formula
Sunday =A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)
Saturday =IF(WEEKDAY(A2,2)>6,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,1),A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)-1)
Friday =IF(WEEKDAY(A2,2)>5,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)+5,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)-2)
Thursday =IF(WEEKDAY(A2,2)>4,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)+4,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)-3)
Wednesday =IF(WEEKDAY(A2,2)>3,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)+3,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)-4)
;Tuesday =IF(WEEKDAY(A2,2)>2,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)+2,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)-5)
Monday =IF(WEEKDAY(A2,2)>1,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)+1,A2-WEEKDAY(A2,2)-6)

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I have tested this but partially incorrect result was out. Why ?
I wanted to get next Friday.

=IF(A2="","",A2+5-Mod(A2-1,7))

I have entered 11/19/2022
The result was past day 11/18/2022
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Thanks for your reminder, the original formula is not enough rigorous indeed. I have updated the formulas and rewrited the tutorial, hope the new formulas can help you.
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Im trying to work out how to use a date, less an amount of days but ensure when subtracting the days it lands on a weekday not a weekend.
Any formulas??
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Hi Everyone,
I use the formula below to round to the next Thursday where A1 is the cell with your original date and 14 is for Thursday. You can use other numbers for other days if required. 11=Monday, 12=Tuesday, 13=Wednesday, etc...

Also, you can use a 1 instead of an 8 to get the Thursday before your original date in A1. If your original date is already a Thursday the formula will produce the same date as in A1.

I hope this helps!

=A1+(0-WEEKDAY(A1,14)+8)
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Thank you! This worked :)
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I put this into google sheets and to make the dates become next thursday but I have not been able to get it to work especially for the dates right after thursdays. =IF(L2="","",L2+4-MOD(L2-1,4)) is the function i used to make it thursday but not all dates were thursday.
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to clarify, all dates become thursday, but friday and saturday will not convert to the next weeks thursday instead they will go back a day or two to the previous thursday instead going to next weeks thursday, is there any way to fix this in the function =IF(L4="","",L4+4-MOD(L4-1,7))
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Hi Kisho,

I use the formula below to round to the next Thursday where A1 is the cell with your original date and 14 is for Thursday. You can use other numbers for other days if required. 11=Monday, 12=Tuesday, 13=Wednesday, etc...

Also, you can use a 1 instead of an 8 to get the Thursday before your original date in A1. If your original date is already a Thursday the formula will produce the same date as in A1.

I hope this helps!

=A1+(0-WEEKDAY(A1,14)+8)
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Hi Kisho,
I use the formula below to round to the next Thursday where A1 is the cell with your original date and 14 is for Thursday. You can use other numbers for other days if required. 11=Monday, 12=Tuesday, 13=Wednesday, etc...
Also, you can use a 1 instead of an 8 to get the Thursday before your original date in A1. If your original date is already a Thursday the formula will produce the same date as in A1.
I hope this helps!
=A1+(0-WEEKDAY(A1,14)+8)
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I put this into google sheets and to make the dates become next thursday but I have not been able to get it to work especially for the dates right after thursdays. =IF(L2="","",L2+4-MOD(L2-1,4)) is the function i used to make it thursday but not all dates were thursday.
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Si quiero la fecha del próximo viernes cómo debo modificar las variables? Gracias
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Sorry, I cannot understand, could you speak in English?
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hi guys,

I used the formula below, I hope it works for you.
IF(WEEKDAY(H2,16)<>7,(7-WEEKDAY(H2,16))+H2,H2) where H2 is the date that you want to round up to the next day of the week (in my case for Friday) and the 16 is the format to start the date with Saturday as #1 and Friday as #7.
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Your round to previous Sunday is flawed. Even shows as much on your sheet.
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So, what would be the correct formula to first check to see if a cell has a date, else leave it blank and make the date the fall on a Friday before if the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday?
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I found a workaround for to the previous Friday. You can change the switch "results" as needed to round to different days.=H3-SWITCH(TEXT(H3, "DDD"), "Mon", 3, "Tue", 4, "Wed", 5, "Thu", 6, "Fri", 0, "Sat", 1, "Sun", 2)
=[date]-SWITCH(TEXT([date], "DDD"), "Mon", 3, "Tue", 4, "Wed", 5, "Thu", 6, "Fri", 0, "Sat", 1, "Sun", 2)
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